Rove, Cheney Just Making History Up
Bushies' conjurings 'know few bounds'
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2010 10:21 AM CDT
Karl Rove, former senior adviser to President George W. Bush, speaks during a panel discussion at the 2008 Mortgage Bankers Association Conference and Expo on Oct. 21, 2008 in San Francisco, Calif.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The simultaneous arrival of Karl Rove's memoir and Liz Cheney's "right-wing noise machine" means the "revisionist floodgates have opened," writes Frank Rich for the New York Times, a "rewriting of history that knows few bounds." And while Rove's book better passes for fiction and Cheney's "al-Qaeda Seven" attack is a McCarthy-esque smear at best, the Bushies' "non-reality-based schtick" is "relentless and shameless."

"When even the relentless pursuer of Monicagate is moved to call a right-wing jihad 'out of bounds,' as (Kenneth) Starr did" of "al-Qaeda Seven," Rich writes, "that’s a fairly good indicator that it’s way off in crazyland." 'History will be repeated not only if we forget it," he concludes, "but also if we let it be rewritten by those whose ideological zealotry and boneheaded decisions have made America less safe to this day."

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